In a food processor combine pitted dates, almond flour, nut butter, maple syrup, flax meal and water and blend on high until completely combined and smooth. (it will kind of form a ball in the mixer)
Scoop out the mixture into balls and roll them in your hand to make them perfectly round. Place the balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or plate. Use the end of a wooden spoon to make an indent in the middle of the balls, about half way through. This will make them look like a donut!
Place them in the freezer to harden up a bit while you make the glaze.
In a small bowl combine melted coconut butter and maple extract. (if you haven’t worked with coconut butter before, know that it hardens at room temperature so you have to microwave it a bit to get it back to liquid form)
Note: If the glaze is not thin enough to dip the balls in, add some melted coconut oil as needed until it is smooth!
Once the glaze is smooth, remove energy balls from the freezer and dip the tops in the glaze. Once all are glazed, place them back in the freezer to harden.
Store in the freezer or fridge in a ziplock bag and enjoy!!